Microsoft has introduced a new member of its Surface hardware family as well as updating the most interesting Surface gadget from last year.
The brand new Surface Laptop Go is a smaller and more affordable version of the standard Surface Laptop. It has a 12.4-inch ‘PixelSense’ touchscreen display but keeps the full-sized keyboard and a large trackpad.
Microsoft has loaded it up with Intel’s 10th generation Core i5 processor and provided a few configurations up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There are both USB-A and USB-C ports on the laptop and Microsoft claims the battery life will go for 13 hours on a single charge.
Probably anticipating a lot more working from home in years to come, Microsoft has added a 720p HD camera and Studio Mics for those inevitable Microsoft Teams (or shhhh…Zoom) meetings that we’ve become accustomed to.
Starting price for the Surface Laptop Go is set at $549 – we’ll update this article when we have the confirmed UK pricing. It comes in three colours: Ice Blue, Platinum and Sandstone.
Meanwhile, last year’s Surface Pro X has been given a specs boost thanks to a new Microsoft SQ 2 processor as well as a new Platinum finish.
‘Surface Pro X is the thinnest and most connected 2:1 we’ve ever shipped and we’re excited to deliver these new experiences at a time when connectivity has never been more top of mind,’ Microsoft said in a statement.
The Surface X starts at *sharp intake of breath* £999 – so perhaps check with your other half before you splash out on one.